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Poster: webdog Date: Aug 18, 2004 5:28pm
Forum: sflan Subject: Re: Favorite card + antenna

No, I am currently unable to make a stable connection to an sflan node with the Pac Wireless omni. However, I have had success (bareley) with a 16dBi panel antenna.

A year ago, I was able to connect to sflan9 with a Senao card or Aironet card and a blade antenna, so conditions have significantly deteriorated here since then.

I am in the Sunset, 1.1 miles from sflan9, the nearest node.

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Poster: Darth Date: Aug 19, 2004 1:11am
Forum: sflan Subject: Re: Favorite card + antenna

Yeah, I know you're in the Sunset. Around 27th ave right? I'm on 25th. It's kinda driving me nuts that I can see it but won't let me connect to it. Oh well, I hope someone in the sunset will set up a node soon.

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Poster: Nick P Date: Aug 19, 2004 6:45am
Forum: sflan Subject: Re: Favorite card + antenna

Hi Darth and webdog,
I live at 42nd Ave in Sunset near Tim's house. I can connect to sflan9 with one of those cheap 18dBi panel antennas with only 12 feet very thick cable. I am using the antenna inside of my room pointing directly to sflan9. The connection is very stable with the speed between 250kps to 700kps. The wireless card I am using for my Notebook computer is one of those under $50 from the local store.

Sflan9 is down right now so I cannot connect..:(

This is the place I got my 18dBi panel antenna.
http://www.fab-corp.com

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Poster: Darth Date: Aug 20, 2004 8:39am
Forum: sflan Subject: Re: Favorite card + antenna

Hi Nick,

I'm looking at http://www.fab-corp.com now. Which one are you using?

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Poster: Nick P Date: Aug 20, 2004 10:10am
Forum: sflan Subject: Re: Favorite card + antenna

Hi Darth,

The 18dBi panel antenna I am using is made by Maxrad(under $50). I bought it long time ago so I don't know if they still have it. The cable I am using is the LMR400(under $35).

I think the most important is to have line of sight to get a stable connection and not just the powerful antenna or wireless card.

This post was modified by Nick P on 2004-08-20 17:10:10